Pablo Picasso, ‘Saltimbanque et jeune fille’, 1905, Opera Gallery

Signature: Signed ‘Picasso’ (lower left)

Bern Kunst Museum, Sammlung Justin K. Thannhauser, 1978, No. 31, p. 110, ill. p. 70
Washington DC, the National Gallery of Art, Picasso, Saltimbanques, 1980-1981
Barcelona, Museo Picasso
Bern Kunst Museum, Picasso 1905-06, From the Rose Period to the Ochres of Gosol, 1992, No. 213, ill. p. 350
Munich Haus des Kunst: Pierrot Melancolie and Maske, 1995, No. 59, ill. p. 136

Christian Zervos, Picasso, vol. 6 : supplément aux vol. 1 à 5, Éditions Cahiers d’Art, Paris, 1954, No. 697, ill. p. 85
Pierre Daix and Georges Boudaille, The Blue and Rose Periods: a Catalogue raisonné of the paintings, 1900-1906, Greenwich, Connecticut, 1967, DXRII, 1ç, ill. p. 271
Pierre Daix, Tout l’œuvre peint de Picasso, périodes bleue et rose, Paris, 1968, No. 188, ill. p. 102

Daniel-Henry Kahnweiler, Paris, (No. 1736)
Justin K. Thannhauser, Munich, Berlin, Paris, New York and Bern (No. 40164)
Mrs. Justin K. Thannhauser, Bern
Sale: Christie’s, New York, Nov. 1998

About Pablo Picasso

A prolific and tireless innovator of art forms, Pablo Picasso impacted the course of 20th-century art with unparalleled magnitude. Inspired by African and Iberian art and developments in the world around him, Picasso contributed significantly to a number of artistic movements, notably Cubism, Surrealism, Neoclassicism, and Expressionism. Along with Georges Braque, Picasso is best known for pioneering Cubism in an attempt to reconcile three-dimensional space with the two-dimensional picture plane, once asking, “Are we to paint what’s on the face, what’s inside the face, or what’s behind it?” Responding to the Spanish Civil War, he painted his most famous work, Guernica (1937), whose violent images of anguished figures rendered in grisaille made it a definitive work of anti-war art. “Painting is not made to decorate apartments,” he said. “It’s an offensive and defensive weapon against the enemy.” Picasso’s sizable oeuvre includes over 20,000 paintings, prints, drawings, sculptures, ceramics, theater sets, and costume designs.

Spanish, 1881-1973, Malaga, Spain, based in Paris and Mougins, France